Heat pump in the Netherlands

High energy prices Our house is heated by district heating. This way of heating is getting more common in the Netherlands. There is no connection with gas in our house. Although wood is used to heat our house, the prices in 2022 went up. For me, the energy prices are...

11 questions to ask your real estate agent

Let’s start with a story. A few years back, we were planning to buy a house. In the third house we visited, we were thinking to start bidding. But before, we had a second viewing planned. And it was time to ask the real estate agent some extra questions! What...

Insulating your house in 6 steps

When I was a student, I lived in a house that is built in the 1920s. In the winter the heating was full-on, and I always wore a thick jumper. But still I didn’t feel comfortable. In the summer, I studied in the living room because it was too hot. For many of...

Increase the value of your house? Make it sustainable.

Do you have too much spare money? Invest in making your house in the Netherlands sustainable. The advantages are: 1. You will pay less money on energy and gas. 2. Comfort. When it’s cold, you don’t feel the cold rushing through your house. 3. Making your...

What says the energy label about your house?

An energy label for your house in the Netherlands? What is the difference between a B-label and a D-label? That was what somebody asked me this week. Good subject for this blog. A house is not a car or electrical device. But they have in common that they all have an...